If and it is a big if, a Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight would ever take place, the first thing domino to fall would have to be Pacquiao not re-signing with Arum or at least putting off re-resigning with him until after that fight was made.
I know for a fact Mayweather has nothing personal against Pacquiao, his issues are with Arum. If that was eliminated, I still think it would be a long shot, but it would be better than no shot.
Pacquiao didn’t commit to re-signing with Arum in these comments.
Manny Pacquiao has dismissed reports that he and Floyd Mayweather are going to hold talks in the near feature, questioning whether a bout will ever happen. Pacquaio, 35, told the website Philboxing.com that a deal to settle once and for all who is the best boxer of the two is not imminent.
“Floyd himself has been telling the whole world he does not want to fight me…. But if he changes his mind, (it’s) okay with me,” Pacquiao told Philboxing.com.
“Floyd has also been saying, he will only fight me if I separate from Top Rank and Bob Arum, but that’s impossible because our contract is still valid until this year,” Pacquiao added.
“That means, if I do not renew (the contract), we will only be able to start talking (with Mayweather) next year about a fight.”
The report a deal was done for September was always false. Could a deal be done if Arum not in the picture in 2015, we will see.
Considering all the financial issues Pacquiao has been having, you have to wonder if he is considering a switch.